Lauterbrunnen-Stechelberg: the facts

About this trail

The hike from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg is not difficult at all. The wide flat path on the valley floor offers beautiful views of the surrounding rock walls, and an almost continuous view of the striking Breithorn at the end of the valley. You will pass some beautiful waterfalls among which the well-known Staubbach Fall just outside Lauterbrunnen.

Just before Stechelberg, there’s a cable car that can take you up to Mürren and the Schilthorn. You can optionally plan a side visit to the Trümmelbach Falls at the opposite side of the valley.

Directions and map

How to reach Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen can be reached by train or car from Interlaken, or from Wengen by train.

How to travel back from Stechelberg

There is a bus service from Stechelberg back to Lauterbrunnen.

Hiking route

Follow the signs to Stechelberg. The easy asphalt path starts in Lauterbrunnen and leads you south to Stechelberg without noticeable ascents or descents.

About 45 minutes before reaching Stechelberg, the path continues its way along a small river and through woods until the endpoint. You will reach the valley station of the cable car to the Schilthorn first. The village of Stechelberg is a bit further down the road.

Map with the hiking path in the Lauterbrunnen Valley

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Page author: AnnikaSince early childhood I've been visiting Switzerland during my holidays and I just fell in love with the country. I spent many summers in the Bernese Oberland, which still feels like my second home, and then started to explore other areas. Traveling, hiking and photographing in the Swiss Alps are my absolute favorite activities.